Top 10 Friday Night SmackDown moments: WWE Top 10, Feb. 10, 2023 (2023)


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So I don't need you.

And everybody else telling me every day that I'm just living in Ronda Rousey's, shadow., >>, Well, beecausse, I think Shayna tell Ronda herself, cuz, look who's, here., >>, [NOISE], >>, And, Sheamus, lighting, up., >>, [NOISE], >>, Claymore from McIntyre.

>>, Top, Dolla's been battered.

Wasn't, even tagged in.

I believe a shot may be battered as well.

Brogue, kick by Sheamus.


The cover.

>> One, two, three., >>, The, following contest scheduled for One Fall is for the SmackDown Tag.

Team, Championship., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, Introducing, the challengers, the team of Ricochet and Braun Strowman., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, And, their opponents, defending the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on his own, Jimmy- >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, Jey Uso is here.



Jey Uso has shown up at the last minute at sold out, Mohegan, Sun, Arena., >>, There.

He is, Cole.

Never in doubt.

You were panicking too.

But The Wanderer has returned.

And it's all feeling pretty Ucey here in the Mohegan Sun.

>>, [NOISE], >>, WWE fans, excited to see Jey Uso, as is Jimmy.

The, Usos will defend the Tag Team titles at full strength.

Here, tonight.

The embrace in the center of the ring.

>> Cohesion, that's.

What that is.

>> And their opponents.

They are the Undisputed WWE, Tag, Team, Champions, Jimmy and Jey.

The, Usos., >>, The, Brothers, Usos back together.


>>, [SOUND], [NOISE], >>, Demanded in a woman's right., >>, Did.

You hear me? Did.

You hear me?, Don't, lose me, your nasty, games., >>, The world needs to salute Lacey Evans.

And there.

It is, Cole.

The inescapable Cobra, Clutch., [SOUND], >>, Break.

The hold, come on.

>>, And, Lacey, Evans, refusing to break the Cobra Clutch.

The hold made famous by WWE Hall of Famer.

Sergeant Slaughter.

>> This is what awaits any opponent of Lacey Evans down the line.

[SOUND], >>, And, Chelsea's, like, maybe not.


You wanted an opportunity, right?.


Can't just go asking for handouts.

You've gotta earn them., >>, A, real lack of Tag Team cohesion.

There, with, no., >>, Raquel, the power of Raquel Rodriguez., >>, [NOISE], >>, Tag by Liv., >>, Effortless., >>, Tejana, Bomb., >>, [NOISE], >>, And, Liv, Morgan, Oblivion., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, I guess they're not done yet.

Great double team action here by Liv and Raquel.

Chelsea Green.

Welcome to Friday, Night, SmackDown., Jey, Uso back up to the apron.

He makes a tag.


Don't believe Ricochet knows the tag has been made.

Ricochet now, to the top rope, Jimmy in the ring is not the legal man.

Ricochet still could hit the Shooting Star.

Meanwhile, Jey, Uso, splash, he's, legal., Cover by Jey.

The 572-day reign continues., >>, [NOISE], >>, I, can't, believe, we're, 50 nights, away, WrestleMania and the epic battle between 14-time Women's, Champion, Charlotte Flair and the winner of the Women's Royal Rumble, Rhea, Ripley., You guys have a lot of history.


>>, I do [INAUDIBLE].

>> And.

Three years, ago.

You won the Royal Rumble., However, Rhea, Ripley, challenged you.

You, put her in her place at WrestleMania.


Three years later, Rhea thinks that it's her time.

It's her time to shine, it's her time to rise.

And she believes that everyone will rise for Ripley.

>>, She, thinks.

So here's, the thing, Cole, three years, ago, Rhea, Ripley chose me, because she knew I was the mountain.

She had to climb.

She knew that beating me meant that you were here, that you were at the top, right? So.

We had our WrestleMania match.

I was impressed, I thought.

She did great.

But here's.

The thing, she was young.

She was green and she wasn't ready and I won.


Now, Rhea is telling us that it's three years later and now, she's, ready., Well, Cole, I would hope she's ready? Three years now, because this is how I feel.


We are three years, later, and I'm still saying, the same thing.

There are levels to this, I said, it three years, ago, and I'm saying, it again., >> So.

Let me ask you about levels.

Right? So is Rhea Ripley.

Finally, on Charlotte Flair's, level?, >>, It's gonna take more than just three years to get on my level.

And Rhea said that I put her in her place.

Three years, ago?, No, I, didn't, put in her place.

Three years ago., I taught her a lesson three years, ago, now, April, 1st, I, SoFi, Stadium in front of 80,000, fans.

Now, I'm gonna put Rhea Ripley in her place once and for all.

>>, [NOISE], >>, Welcome, back., >>, Look, man, I, can't.

Imagine what you're going through right now and I don't.

Wanna put you in a tough spot., I just know, Roman, pretty well.

And you know him even better., And, I just can't.

Imagine him letting you forget what you did at the Royal Rumble.

Which by the way, I never got a chance to tell you.

It meant the world to me, okay? Look.

All I.

Wanna say, is this, we're eight days away from something huge.

We're on the verge of scene.

Something that I know on some level.

You've wanted to see for a long time and it's that man going down., And I, don't know how I'm gonna do it, but I'm telling you, he's going down, okay? And, all I wanna tell you is that you don't have to go down with the ship, okay? There's, a way out of this, there's a way out for you.

That's all I'm saying, and I.

Don't know, if we'll get a chance to talk like this again.

In case.

We don't, I just want to let you know, I, acknowledge you., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, Sam.

You better get outta here with that man.

>>, I'm, leaving., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, Now, Sami, Zayn at Elimination, Chamber, Cody, Rhodes at WrestleMania.

Let's, be very clear, without these titles.

There is no island of relevancy.


These titles, there is no Bloodline.


These titles, there is no Paul, Heyman., Ladies and gentlemen, without these titles.

There is no Roman Reigns., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, Here.

You are, talking about life after Roman, Reigns, life after the WWE titles are gone.

You know what every other member of The Bloodline knows.

The Bloodline is on it's way.

Out., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, And, Paul, I know, you're in the business of not doing predictions.

You do spoilers.

Here's, one, I'm gonna tell you exactly how many days Roman Reigns has left, eight.

Eight days from tonight in Montreal at Elimination Chamber.

That is the time that Roman Reigns has left.

>>, [APPLAUSE], >>, Hey, Paul, listen to me.

Listen to me, very carefully., Tell Roman.

He doesn't need to worry about Cody, because I am gonna be the one to take him.

Down., >>, [APPLAUSE].


The truth is I was fighting before Rhonda.

I was competing in rings like this all over the world before Rhonda Rousey.

I was signed to this company winning titles before Rhonda Rousey, So, I, don't need you.

And everybody else telling me every day that I'm just living in Rhonda Rousey's, shadow., >>, Well, because I think Shayna tell Ronda herself, cuz, look, who's, here., >>, [APPLAUSE], >>, And, Shayna with a cheap shot.


You saw the smile cross the face of Rousey and now, Ronda and Shayna beat the hell out of Natalya.

>> Just, a set up all along.


>> You should have expected it from these two, but rough shot over the locker room.


One of those who was a victim of Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler, coming to the aid of Natalya.

>>, Shotzi's, either brave or crazy, I, don't know, which one it is.

But it didn't work., >>, [NOISE], >>, And, Ronda, setting, Natalya up and again, Shayna with the knee that broke Natalya's nose.

A few months ago., >>, [SOUND], >>, Into position.

Here it comes, 619., And, Scarlett getting involved and dropping Mysterio.

No disqualification, that was perfectly legal.


Just, swing, Karrion Kross was about to be [INAUDIBLE].

Cross Hammer to the back of the head.

>> [NOISE], >> And now Escobar into the ring.

Escobar and Kross, Escobar over the top, Kross underneath the bottom rope.

They're, gonna fight outside the ring.

Meanwhile, Madcap top rope.

The Mysterio is in trouble.

Madcap drops an elbow from the top rope.


Now by Madcap, hook of the leg on Mysterio.

Madcap with the win.


How late is Friday Night SmackDown? ›

What time does WWE Smackdown start? Smackdown airs every Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

What is the latest episode of Friday Night SmackDown? ›

When did SmackDown go to Friday night? ›

SmackDown! debuted in the United States on UPN on April 29, 1999 and was formerly broadcast on Thursday nights. The show moved to Friday nights on September 9, 2005, and began airing on The CW in September 2006, after the merger of UPN and the WB.

Was SmackDown always on Friday? ›

The history of WWE SmackDown, began with the shows debut on August 26, 1999, in Kansas City, Missouri. The show was originally broadcast on Thursday nights but moved to Friday on September 9, 2005, before returning to Thursdays on January 15, 2015.

Why isn t SmackDown 3 hours? ›

The format for SmackDown in three hours wouldn't work because of its design. The show isn't live. It's taped on Tuesdays, which is then edited on Friday. The unpredictable factor that live airings provide for the majority of viewers is gone.

What time do the doors open for Friday Night SmackDown? ›

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. - The Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office is open on Tuesdays from 11AM-3PM and 1 hour prior to doors opening on event day.

Is SmackDown no longer live? ›

WWE SmackDown is one of the live shows that wrestling fans anticipate the most on Fridays. Although the program is usually live, that setup might change for the holidays.

Is Friday Night SmackDown 3 hours? ›

The two-hour Friday Night SmackDown airs live on FOX in primetime at 8PM ET. With more than 1,200 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history, only behind Monday Night Raw (by number of original episodes).

Is WWE on Hulu? ›

The Superstars of WWE square off in the ring and behind the scenes every Monday night on RAW. Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all with ads, for $12.99/mo.Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all with ads, for $12.99/mo.

What is taped before SmackDown? ›

Main Event is taped on Monday nights prior to WWE Raw. Episodes generally feature two matches (typically one men's match and one women's match). In the United States, Main Event streams new episodes on Hulu on Thursdays; it was initially carried by Ion Television as well until April 2014.

When did SmackDown get rid of the fist? ›

WWE's reason for getting rid of the SmackDown Fist

The "SmackDown" Fist came about because on the August 9th, 2001 episode of "SmackDown," Rhino Gored Chris Jericho through the original set, retiring it for good.

When did Raw go to 2 hours? ›

Beginning on March 10, 1997, broadcasts of Raw were split into two hour-long blocks, each given its own name for television ratings purposes. The first hour was referred to as Raw Is War, and the second became known as War Zone.

When was the first episode of SmackDown? ›

What city is Friday Night SmackDown in? ›

Friday Night SmackDown returns to Hershey for the first time in over six years! See all your favorite SmackDown Superstars live and broadcast to the world from GIANT Center.

Why did SmackDown move to Thursday? ›

“Quite simply, more young men watch television on Thursday night than on Fridays,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy. “Among Men 18-49, PUTS are 15 percent higher compared to Fridays, expanding the potential audience for SmackDown.

Does Hulu edit WWE? ›

The blame here seems to fall on WWE and the agreement they made with Hulu. The streaming service's representatives previously noted in 2021 that they "receive a 90-minute version of WWE Monday Night Raw from the content owners and don't make any edits" before making it available.

Why is SmackDown at 11 30? ›

Wrestleview has learned tonight's WWE Friday Smackdown will be preempted until 11:30 PM local time on FOX 2 in Detroit due to the NFL game with the Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons. SmackDown will also be preempted until 12:00 AM local time in Atlanta, GA on FOX WAGA due to the same NFL game.

How long does WWE last in person? ›

A typical WWE Live show is approximately 3 hours.

Does WWE allow cameras? ›

The following items are prohibited from any WWE event: Video cameras or recording devices. Backpacks. Laser pointers or noise makers.

Can you drink alcohol at WWE events? ›


Accordingly, WWE Talent are prohibited from using or consuming alcohol at any time within a twelve hour period prior to any WWE event or WWE scheduled performance.

Are signs allowed at WWE? ›

Signs cannot be commercial, political or obscene in nature. Signs cannot obstruct another guest's view or stadium signage. WWE reserves the right to confiscate signs that are in violation of this policy.

Is SmackDown moving to Peacock? ›

Raw and SmackDown episodes are available to stream the day after they air on USA Network and FOX due to an exclusive deal that was made before WWE Network moved to Peacock. When that deal with Hulu expires, it's expected that Peacock will bid to acquire next-day streaming rights to Raw and SmackDown.

Does WWE tape their shows? ›

As we all know the majority of taped television shows these days are live, as WWE wants to showcase the natural reactions of the competitors and the crowd within the moment. In the past, however, there have been times when taped segments have gone so badly that they've had to re-record them completely.

Does Hulu have SmackDown? ›

The superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment settle scores as elaborate, long-running rivalries play out in weekly two-hour showdowns. Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all with ads, for $12.99/mo.Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all with ads, for $12.99/mo.

Is Raw better than SmackDown? ›

SmackDown flows better and features some of today's biggest stars in professional wrestling. WWE RAW is overly long and lacks the star power to carry the three hours it asks of the viewer to stay engaged.

How long is SmackDown shut your mouth? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth is about 9½ Hours in length.

Why is SmackDown shorter than Raw? ›

On SmackDown Live, everything serves a purpose. This is another benefit of the program's shorter length, because it forces the writers to trim the segments and matches that don't matter and leave in the storyline-based stuff that factors into upcoming pay-per-views in some form or fashion.

Is Hulu losing WWE? ›

Report: WWE's Deal With Hulu Set To Expire As Early As The End Of 2021. Hulu has live sports, but it may not have WWE past the end of the year. Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics reports WWE's deal with Hulu is set to end sometime in 2022 and could be as early as the end of 2021.

Is WWE on Roku? ›

No matter which service you choose, you can rest assured that your Roku device is the perfect way to stream all your favorite WWE programming.

Is WWE on Peacock? ›

You can enjoy WWE content on Peacock across a variety of devices. View our full list of supported devices here. With a Peacock Plan, you'll get: Every live WWE premium live event—including WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Royal Rumble—plus WWE, WCW and ECW premium live events.

How long is a WWE event? ›

Currently, WWE PPV events are typically 3 hours in length, with some events running longer or shorter. NXT's events are typically between 2 and 3 hours.

What was the first SmackDown game? ›

WWF SmackDown! (video game)
WWF SmackDown!
ReleaseNA: 2 March 2000 EU: 14 April 2000 JP: 3 August 2000
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What do you wear to a WWE event? ›

Wear comfy clothes.

Though there really is no dress code for wrestling events, the general rule of thumb is a wrestling shirt and some pants. There's no wrong thing to wear either.

When did the rock leave SmackDown? ›

He departed the organisation in 2004 and concentrated on his acting career before coming back in 2011 to challenge John Cena to a WrestleMania battle. Johnson fought Cena one more in his final contest, but he was defeated. Johnson announced his retirement from wrestling in 2019 after intermittent stints in WWE.

Did John Cena go to SmackDown? ›

Cena made his WWE television debut on the June 27 episode of SmackDown!

What was the first SmackDown vs Raw? ›

vs. Raw (subtitled Exciting Pro Wrestling 6 in Japan) is a professional wrestling video game developed by Yuke's and published by THQ for the PlayStation 2 on November 2, 2004 in North America.

Has Raw ever missed an episode? ›

The company has recently released what it claims is a "lost episode" of its long-running Monday night program. The description attached to the video states: WWE produced two episodes of Raw under the show number "41". One of those episodes was never considered part of the shows historic 1000+ episode run.

What was before Raw? ›

Prime Time Wrestling (1985–1993)

A precursor to Monday Night Raw, Prime Time Wrestling was a two-hour-long, weekly program that included stars of the World Wrestling Federation.

How many matches are usually on SmackDown? ›

Now, in 2014, Raw averages more than eight matches across a three-hour live show. An average Raw match lasts about six minutes and 48 seconds. Meanwhile, SmackDown shows in 2014 have about only six matches per show. Each SmackDown match lasts, on average, about five minutes and 55 seconds.

Has SmackDown been TV 14? ›

Raw shifted to a TV-14 rating in 1997 amidst direct competition with World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) flagship show Nitro during the Monday Night Wars. It remained with that rating until 2008. SmackDown has been rated TV-PG since its inception in 1999.

When did WWE start? ›

What time is SmackDown tonight? ›

It will start at its normal time of 8 p.m. ET, but beware of spoilers throughout the evening.

Who will be at WWE SmackDown 2023? ›

WWE Friday Night Smackdown returns to T-Mobile Center on Friday, March 17, 2023, featuring WWE Superstars Drew McIntyre, Smackdown Women's Chamption Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Sami Zayn, The Brawling Brutes, undisputed tag team champions Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso.

How much is WWE ticket? ›

WWE: Raw tickets for events currently scheduled are in a price range of $24.00 to $1387.00. A ticket to one of the upcoming WWE: Raw events has an average price of around $143.36. WWE: Raw is an upcoming event that is scheduled to take place on July 3rd, 2023 at 7:30pm.

Where is SmackDown 2023? ›

1: SmackDown®GIANT Center in Hershey, Penn. - Monday, Sept. 4: Raw®– Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Is SmackDown filmed on Tuesday? ›

SmackDown is usually taped on Tuesday evening and aired Friday evening on Syfy the same week. Occasionally, it is taped on Monday nights before or after Raw in what is called a "Supershow". In July 2016, SmackDown is usually aired live on USA Network.

Why do people watch SmackDown? ›

Action, drama, humor, infidelity, love stories, betrayal, overcoming adversity, facing tough obstacles, pain, both mental and physical, joy, happiness, and family issues are just some of the aspects of pro wrestling that make it entertaining.

Why is SmackDown on at 11 tonight? ›

PROGRAMMING ALERT: WWE Friday Night SmackDown will air tonight at 11pm on Fox 39 WEMT, due to Toyota Friday Night Rivals live high school football coverage.

What time does SmackDown end? ›

WWE SmackDown shows are typically 2 hours in length and Raw runs for 3 hours. Monday Night Raw currently airs live on Monday evenings on the USA Network from 8:00 ET–11:00 PM ET in the United States. Friday Night SmackDown currently airs live every Friday on Fox from 8:00 ET–10:00 PM ET in the United States.

What time is Friday Night SmackDown on and what channel? ›

“WWE Friday Night Smackdown” airs live on Fridays, including June 30 at 8 p.m. on FOX. The series will be followed by local programming at 10 p.m.

What time does SmackDown start in California? ›

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How long does WWE SmackDown last live? ›

The two-hour Friday Night SmackDown airs live on FOX in primetime at 8PM ET. With more than 1,200 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history, only behind Monday Night Raw (by number of original episodes).

How long does WWE SmackDown usually last? ›

Overall, WWE SmackDown is a two-hour long weekly television show that features a mix of in-ring action, promos, and backstage segments that advance the company's storylines and character development.

Is SmackDown 2 or 3 hours? ›

On top of this, Nick stated that WWE is open to adding a third hour onto SmackDown, which currently runs for two hours on FOX.

Can you quit from WWE? ›

Officially, the only exit door for wrestlers that's outlined in a WWE talent contract is the language saying the deal “may be terminated prior to the end of its Term by a written instrument executed by each of the parties expressing their mutual consent.” There are exceptions, of course (Toni Storm basically quitting ...

Do WWE wrestlers work everyday? ›

Full Schedule

A lot of fans are unaware how many days their favorite WWE superstars work a week. Some assume that they only work one night a week based on the fact that they only see them once a week on television. That's not the case at all. The wrestlers are on the road about 3-4 nights a week.

Is SmackDown on Peacock? ›

You can watch WWE Friday Night SmackDown on Peacock.

What channel is SmackDown live on? ›

Can I see Friday Night SmackDown? ›

Right now you can watch WWE Smackdown! on Hulu Plus or fuboTV. You are able to stream WWE Smackdown! by renting or purchasing on Google Play or Amazon Instant Video.

What channel is SmackDown on today? ›

WWE Friday Night SmackDown. Watch Full Episodes on FOX.

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